You and your wedding guests are at liberty to wander through the entire Pavilion and even check out the international exhibitions currently on show. While the Pavilion will be open to the public during the day (seasonal opening hours apply; check for details on their website) you will have exclusive use of the whole building and its amenities for your evening reception and celebration party.
Ceremonies - The Auditorium
The De La Warr Auditorium provides an atmospheric and impactful space in which couples can marry. With tiered seating and a large stage, everyone will have an excellent view of your ceremony. Although perfect for large weddings, smaller occasions can also take place here, with cosy and focused lighting making the huge space feel surprisingly intimate. No matter the size of your wedding party, clapping and cheering will fill the auditorium as you walk out hand-in-hand, amplifying all your love and happiness.
Civil Ceremony Capacity - 200 Guests
However, under certain circumstances larger ceremony parties may be possible, so do get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Receptions - The Gallery 2 Foyer
After your ceremony, guests can enjoy stunning sea views from the Roof Top Foyer and Terrace whilst partaking in a few drinks and canapés. This is also a great spot for wedding photographs, particularly on sunny days with the sea shining a sparkling blue.
The De La Warr Pavilion certainly has no shortage of large, clean, modern spaces, and the Gallery 2 foyer with spiral staircase is great for evening festivities. With lots of room for dancing to a live band or DJ, everyone will have a splendid time on your big day.
Formal Reception Capacity - 120 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 200 guests